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Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace

October 3 @ 10:30 am - October 31 @ 4:30 pm

Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace.

Black History – Amazing Grace and the Abolition of Slavery

Discover how John Newton’s life and personal experience as a slave trade captain and as a slave himself inspired him to write the world’s most famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, here in Olney.  Learn about his time as the curate of the parish church, his involvement in the abolition of slavery and spiritual influence on William Wilberforce.

“Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me” (John Newton)

John Newton Room - compressed


Visit our Learning Page  and John Newton page to find out more


The town of Newton in Sierra Leone was named after Olney’s Rev John Newton.  Throughout October, find out about how the Olney-Newton Link are helping the community of Newton today and see how you can add your support too.

bhm - children at school   bhm - olney newton link display

(Also find a weblink to the ‘Olney-Newton Link’ on our website)

Adult £5 annual pass/ Children free


Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace


October 3 @ 10:30 am
October 31 @ 4:30 pm
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